Video: Park your bike like a pro 2... Peter Sagan takes the quickest route to the roof rack

Cannondale star shows off some top bike handling skills... and how to jump off a car roof too

by Simon_MacMichael   June 22, 2013  

Sagan roof parking video (YouTube still from Jakub Minka)

Light as today's road bikes may be, it can be a bit of an effort to lift them up onto the roof rack at the end of a ride, so here's Cannondale star Peter Sagan showing how to get one safely stowed without getting out of the saddle.

The video, which should probably come with a 'don't try this at home (or out in the woods)' type warning, is the second in recent months to show one of last year's Tour de France jersey winners showing some expert bike parking skills - remember Bradley Wiggins' perfectly executed bike toss at the Giro del Trentino?

So we're now looking forward to seeing King of the Mountains winner Thomas Voeckler and last year's best young rider, Tejay van Garderen, share their cycle parking secrets...

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Wow!

posted by giles [21 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 8:08

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Sagan cheating shocker > there is a ramp, unless Sagan can magically levitate his back wheel.



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posted by bikeboy76 [1501 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 11:46

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It wasn't the riding on the roof that was impressive but jumping down in cleats! Wink

posted by Super Domestique [1655 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 12:05

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Nice bit of parking, also watch some of the other clips supplied by Jakub Minka I loved the share the road/look out for cyclists type public broadcast ads pity this country couldn't do some.

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [612 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 12:25

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I think there was a ramp and someone else moved it away when the cameraman was getting out of the car.

still cool though!

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 15:19

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And the bike was already on the roof. his bike is in the ditch. even so, cool vid!

posted by fennesz [102 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 18:25

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Now that's the way to do it! I'll book my slot in A&E

Endorphines going up and adrenaline going down, who needs drugs?

posted by banzicyclist2 [279 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 19:11

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Def fake, that's a Citroen, there would be a channel as deep as a storm drain in the bonnet if he'd ridden up it! Wink

posted by Arthur Scrimshaw [52 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 19:22

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He comes from a mountain bike background and he's a former junior world champion in that discipline and he's also ridden cyclocross.

He shows off a bit of street skills here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItBV9CVJEoo (Tremendous downhill no footed wheelie)

Lets not forget that he's pulled a no handed wheelie going up a mountain, I think riding up a car bonnet is probably well within his capability.

posted by farrell [1603 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 22:06

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Damn, I was hoping he'd swing down and through an open window

posted by Al__S [684 posts]
24th June 2013 - 8:00

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The getting on the roof via the bonnet thing is real, but the locking the bike in is fake. How, in 5 seconds (watch it) from disappearing from view does he get the bike in the channel, off the bike, pull up the locking device, lock it and then be jumping down? He drops the bike he rode up onto the roof off the other side out of view is the answer.

posted by Paul99 [17 posts]
24th June 2013 - 9:04

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Paul99 wrote:
The getting on the roof via the bonnet thing is real, but the locking the bike in is fake. How, in 5 seconds (watch it) from disappearing from view does he get the bike in the channel, off the bike, pull up the locking device, lock it and then be jumping down? He drops the bike he rode up onto the roof off the other side out of view is the answer.

Maybe he rode into the channel? (not sarcastic)

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posted by koko56 [334 posts]
25th June 2013 - 16:48

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Definitely possible. Video could perhaps have been edited/a bit of a set-up but then again it could be done with no ramps/extra bikes etc. Danny MacAskill isn't the only one with mad trials skills!

posted by jellysticks [87 posts]
25th June 2013 - 17:57

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There's clearly a cut when the door is opened, even Peter Sagan can't dismount and attach his bike to the roof that quickly. Still cool though...

posted by jazzykoenig [16 posts]
25th June 2013 - 18:01

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